Nintendo eShop Update: 18th January 2018 (North America)

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This week’s Nintendo eShop releases for North America are in, delivering new content on Nintendo Switch, New Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo 3DS – as well as plentiful discounts across all platforms.

Nintendo eShop Sales

Great deals this week! Check out the full list of deals available this week on Nintendo of America’s website.

Nintendo Switch Demos

Implosion, Flyhigh Works – Free
Implosion is a sci-fi hack and slash action game where the protagonist fights against enemies known as XADA using WM-III (WarMech-3) battle suits. Clear each stage of the game to move forward. Combine two action controls (slash attack and heavy blow) to destroy your enemies.

League of Evil, Ratalaika Games – Free
Use your acrobatic skills to punch your way through levels filled with deadly traps and defeat your enemies. The world is counting on you! In this new version we bring you new features such as new exclusive levels and a level editor, that will allow players to create and share their own levels! You can even share levels with players all over the world! This works accross platforms, increasing the total amount of levels available.

Nintendo Switch Games

ACA NEOGEO Power Spikes II, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
Power Spikes II is a sports game released in 1994 by VIDEO SYSTEM. It features the Hyper Mode where the world’s strongest eight teams compete along with the World Men’s and World Women’s teams in this futuristic fighting volleyball. In Hyper Mode, commands for special serves and spikes can be input for an intense battle.

Ambition of the Slimes, Flyhigh Works – $5
The weakest monster ever known in gaming history, the “Slime” is finally standing up (?) for its rights! Slimes are surprisingly versatile – they can use magic, they can multiply, they can use special abilities…but no matter how capable they are, unfortunately, they usually end up bashed into a mush, sometimes not even by the protagonist of the game but by a village commoner! …Now it’s time to change things using the ability “Claim”.

Arcade Archives Double Dragon, Hamster Corporation – $7.99
Double Dragon is an action game that was released from Technos Japan in 1987. Two brothers fight with evil, to rescue Marian that has been kidnapped by violence organization. The Arcade Archives series has faithfully reproduced many classic Arcade masterpieces.

Baseball Riot, 10tons – $4.99 (available Friday 19th January 2018)
Baseball Riot is a fun physics based puzzle game packed with slapstick comedy and mayhem! Take control of retired star batter Gabe Carpaccio as he goes on a crusade to free his former team from the grasp of Explodz Inc. Smash baseballs at various Explodz fueled goons such as obnoxious fans, biased umpires, leery catchers and more. Bounce the ball of walls and platforms to knock out many targets with one hit. Detonate Explodz crates to launch the baddies sky high! See the enemies tumble as hapless ragdolls and try to master each level by collecting three stars. Conquer more than 100 levels and save the day!

ChromaGun, Pixel Maniacs – $19.99 (available Monday 22nd January 2018)
Welcome to ChromaTec’s test lab! You’re here to test our newest, state-of-the-art military-grade color-technology: The ChromaGun (patent pending)! Use it to try and solve our meticulously designed test chambers. The basic principle is as easy as applying it is complex: Exit the chambers via the exit doors. But be weary of the WorkerDroids in charge of maintaining the chambers. They’re not exactly what you and I would call “human friendly.”

Darkest Dungeon, Red Hook Studios – $24.99
Darkest Dungeon is a challenging, gothic roguelike turn-based RPG about the psychological stresses of adventuring. Recruit, train and lead a team of flawed heroes against unimaginable horrors, stress, famine, disease and the ever-encroaching dark. Can you keep your heroes together when all hope is lost?

Lost Sphear, Square Enix – $49.99 (available Tuesday 23rd January 2018)
The adventure of Lost Sphear begins in a remote town of Elgarthe, where a young boy, Kanata, awakens from a devastating dream to find his hometown disappearing. To stop the world from disappearing forever, Kanata and his comrades set out to rebuild the world, mustering different Memory and crafting the world around them.

Nuclien, Springloaded – $2.99 (available Friday 19th January 2018)
Count as fast as you can in this mind splitting game that forces you to locate numbers as fast as possible, and flip your perspective backwards and forwards at an almost impossible rate! The new universe is about to begin. In this empty void, there is nothing. All that remains is for the DNA architect to successfully sequence the DNA that will become the origin of everything that exists…

Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast, Gambitious – $2.99
Oh…Sir! The Hollywood Roast is a brand new spin-off to the surprise indie hit, Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator. This time around we’re taking tinsel town down a few notches, whilst classing up the joint. Play as one of many famous, but for legal purposes, slightly different pop culture icons and verbally spar with other Hollywood elitists using a deep battle system. Verbally joust by yourself or take your verbal skills on a global PR tour and battle friends and family from anywhere in the world.

Oh…Sir! The Insult Simulator, Gambitious – $1.99
The parrot is back from the dead bringing countless new insults for your disposal, Sir! This is the game that parts lovers, destroys families and turns friends into enemies. And it does even more! And I have proof! You can spread affront to everyone in the world that has Internet access or – if you’re not the most sociable – you can sit alone and play with yourself. Nudge nudge.

Qbik, Forever Entertainment – $4.99
Qbik is a beautifully designed pixel-art puzzle game. Enter the world of Qbik and explore a square land full of brainteasers, puzzles, and riddles – traverse all 63 levels and discover the origin story of this square little fella! But that’s not all, folks! Qbik gives you the ability to make your own cave in the Level Editor!

Shu, Coatsink Software – $9.99 (available Tuesday 23rd January 2018)
When the great and terrible Storm destroys Shu’s village, he embarks on a desperate journey to survive. On his travels he’ll encounter stranded villagers; survivors of the devastation that need his help. In return for his assistance, these peculiar characters will grant Shu unique special abilities that he can use to traverse the treacherous path ahead. Their only hope is to work together, in search of sanctuary – and a way to stop the Storm. Can you outrun the end of world?

Vesta, FinalBoss Games – $14.99 (available Friday 19th January 2018)
Vesta is a witty 6-year-old girl who lives in a desolate underground maze – the ruins of a once-bright city inhabited by humans and perfect machines. Although this world can be lonely, she is kept company by her friend BOT. It advises her and encourages her to do the tasks she is assigned, although it knows much more than it lets on. In order to survive in this passive yet hostile environment, BOT will give Vesta a real helper – DROID. He may be a bit rough around the edges, but he’ll handle physical tasks that would be impossible for a fully grown adult, let alone a little girl. Besides, he is the perfect weapon to defend against the dangers lurking in the remains of this abandoned complex.

World to the West, Rain Games – $19.99
Follow Lumina, Teri, Knaus and Clonington on a rip-roaring adventure full of twists and turns through the World to the West! A young Teslamancer, an optimistic underdog, a seasoned explorer and a strongman aristocrat out of his depth find themselves flung into an adventure none of them signed up for. In a land that holds secrets best left forgotten, the four heroes must use their unique abilities to find glory, get revenge, and for some, simply find a way home.

New Nintendo 3DS Games

Raining Coins, Crazysoft – $3.99
The skies have opened up but it’s not raining cats and dogs! It’s raining gold coins! Help poor Eve catch the gold coins and buy the toys she loves. Free super addictive family game fun for kids, teenagers and grownups.

Nintendo 3DS Games

Kirby Battle Royale, Nintendo – $39.99 (available Friday 19th January 2018)
Kirby is entering a tournament against his toughest rival yet … himself! One to four players can fight in local or online battles (additional games and accessories required; sold separately). Pick from more than 10 abilities and 10 battle types to compete in countless matchups. Hoard treasure in Ore Express, knock out opponents in Slam Hockey and shoot missiles in Robo Bonkers. There’s a single-player story mode, too!

Link-a-Pix Color, Lightwood Games – $7.99
Link-a-Pix is a clue-linking puzzle where every grid has a picture hidden inside. The aim is to reveal the picture by painting paths to link the clues. Connect pairs of clues which have the same color and number. The number shows the length of the line which will connect them. Link-a-Pix can always be solved using logic and deduction. You don’t ever have to guess!

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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